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Mark Twain is the pen name for Samuel Clemens. The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, was his home until 1891. Entrance to the house is by guided tour only. As of time of publication, fees to tour the home are $14 for senior citizens, $16 for adults and $10 for children. The servants' quarters are a separate tour, and tickets are $4 if purchased with the main admission, or $6 as a separate tour. Parking is free.
The city of Pittsburgh lies at the confluence of three rivers in southwestern Pennsylvania. An intricate tapestry of small and highly distinct neighborhoods surrounds these rivers, offering visitors a diverse array of settings to explore. Tourists looking for lodging in Pittsburgh have numerous options available to them, particularly in six of the city's most-visited districts.
As the second largest city in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh receives a high volume of visitors year-round. Popular professional sports teams such as the Steelers of the NFL and the NHL's Penguins attract a good deal of attention, as do the city's top- notch universities, hospitals and museums. Travelers have a wide range of lodging options in the Pittsburgh area, both downtown and in the diverse neighborhoods that flank the city's three rivers.
Once maligned as a soot-stained steel town, Pittsburgh chipped away at its old image over the years in a concerted effort to attract more visitors and show off the high quality of life that the city now offers. The Pennsylvania city not only succeeded in hosting the G-20 Summit in 2009, but it has also managed to establish some of the leading hospitals and universities in the country while producing championship-winning professional sports teams like the Steelers and Penguins. Such achievements have sparked a resurgence in the local hotel industry, giving travelers more lodging options throughout Pittsburgh.
Kazakhstan's cultural history and art of the country is complemented by numerous outdoor activities, sight-seeing tours, food- and wine-centric events and even a vibrant nightclub-casino scene. Visiting just a few of the larger cities offers a good overview of this ancient country's cultural attractions and historic monuments.